Celebrity photographer Connor Mead (MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY) loves freedom, fun and women…in that order. A committed bachelor with a no-strings policy, he thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call while prepping his next date. Connor’s brother Paul is more the romantic type. In fact, he’s about to be married. Unfortunately, on the eve of the big event, Connor’s mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for Paul, the wedding party and a houseful of well wishers—including Connor’s childhood friend Jenny (JENNIFER GARNER), the one woman in his life who has always seemed immune to his considerable charm. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he gets a wake-up call from the ghost of his late Uncle Wayne (MICHAEL DOUGLAS), the hard- partying, legendary ladies man upon whose exploits Connor has modeled his lifestyle. Uncle Wayne has an urgent message for his protégé, which he delivers through the ghosts of Connor’s jilted girlfriends—past, present and future—who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through a lifetime of failed relationships. Together, they will discover what turned Connor into such a shameless player and whether he has a second chance to find – and this time, keep – the love of his life. 2 New Line Cinema presents a Jon Shestack/Panther Production of a Mark Waters Film: Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in the romantic comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” The film also stars Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Robert Forster, Anne Archer, Emma Stone and Michael Douglas. “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” is directed by Mark Waters from a script by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, and produced by Jon Shestack and Brad Epstein. Executive producers are Marcus Viscidi, Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Toby Emmerich, Cale Boyter and Samuel J. Brown, with Ginny Brewer as co-producer. The creative team includes director of photography Daryn Okada, production designer Cary White, editor Bruce Green and costume designer Denise Wingate. Music is by Rolfe Kent. Executive music producer is Ralph Sall. “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. It is rated by the MPAA PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference. www.ghostsofgirlfriendspastmovie.com For downloadable general information and photos for “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” please visit: http://press.warnerbros.com 3 Probably Not the Best Man to Pick As Your “Best Man,” Even If He Is Your Only Brother The last place on earth anyone would expect to find Connor Mead would be at a wedding. More to the point, that last place would certainly be his own wedding, although it’s tough enough to imagine him overcoming his allergy to matrimony long enough to attend anyone else’s big day. But this is different. It’s his brother’s wedding, and for Paulie’s sake alone Connor is willing to make the trek from his high-style New York City life to the Newport, Rhode Island home of his childhood, where the ceremony is scheduled to take place at their late Uncle Wayne’s lavish estate. Connor is expecting to be a little uncomfortable with the festivities, but that’s OK; it’s just one weekend. What he is not expecting is how he will feel when he comes face to face with his former flame Jenny Perotti (Jennifer Garner). “Connor is used to being the confident guy, charming and funny, kind of edgy and always at the top of his game. He’s really not out to hurt anyone, he just wants to have a good time. But he’s also a guy who has lost his way and doesn’t know it. He’s been playing this role so long he doesn’t even realize that in the end it’s a lonely path,” says Matthew McConaughey, who stars as the story’s perennial bachelor. “Seeing Jenny again would be his first clue,” suggests director Mark Waters. Beautiful, smart and self-assured, Jenny could have been the best thing that ever happened to Connor… if he hadn’t walked out on her years ago. Now the maid of honor, she is all business when it comes to her ex, determined that nothing—and no one—will mar this special occasion, and that means putting Connor on notice in case he’s planning anything that would take the focus off the happy couple. “Having experienced the Connor Mead treatment, Jenny has no patience for him,” states Jennifer Garner. “They were best friends as kids and really meant something to each other, then reconnected and dated as adults but, by then, he was well on his way to becoming a world-class playboy and totally disappointed her. He nearly ruined her faith in men. When they are reunited at the house there are definitely sparks flying but not necessarily the good kind.” 4 Waters views Jenny as “a combination of the girl next door and the one who got away, with a touch of something else that Connor can’t quite pin down. There’s a rich history between them and the sense that Jenny knows Connor in a way that no other woman ever will. For all her disappointment in what he has become, she knows the real Connor is better than that; consequently she calls him on his games and puts him in his place. Matthew and Jennifer really tap into that sparring rhythm and that undercurrent of competition that’s a carryover from Connor’s and Jenny’s childhood together.” “Jenny is the kind of woman we all hope to have in our lives, someone who sees us for who we really are and can bring out the best in us,” says producer Jon Shestack, who credits Garner with giving Jenny “the vulnerability and intelligence that conveys, despite her sharp words, the sadness she feels for Connor and how empty his life has become. While it would be difficult to convince anyone who knows him that Connor Mead does, in fact, have an essential sweetness, deep-down, Jenny believes he does and she continues to look for it, despite everything he does to prove her wrong.” But that sweetness, if it’s still there, is buried mighty deep. On the evening of the rehearsal dinner, Connor is pressed into delivering a toast. Out of his element, rattled by the sight of Jenny, feeling hemmed in by a house full of white tulle and flowers and emboldened by too many trips to the bar, he spews forth a predictable but no less appalling speech denouncing marriage and everything it stands for. He then beats a hasty retreat in typical Connor fashion before anyone at the table can take a swing at him—the top contenders being the bride-to-be, her father, Jenny, and possibly even Paul, who is beginning to rethink his brother’s invitation. While it’s anyone’s guess as to how much of that rhetoric Connor truly believes, or why, producer Brad Epstein notes, “For all his popularity and success, he is completely shut down emotionally. Afraid of love. He could have the greatest thing in the world in front of him but he’s not going to see it. He can’t see the forest through the trees.” Adds Waters, hinting of the action ahead, “Here’s a guy who is blissfully unaware of the vacuous nature of his existence and in dire need of a cosmic wake-up call. In that respect, ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’ is more than a romantic comedy. It’s kind of a magical comeuppance romantic comedy.” 5 If Connor has any hope of a meaningful future, he’ll need to relive the past. But it’s going to be a bumpy ride. And he’s going to need some special help. Pay Attention, Kid. I Came a Long Way to Be Here. Escaping the ire of the wedding party for the peace and privacy of the guest bathroom, Conner is grateful for a minute to himself. He needs to take a breath and recalibrate his cool. This weekend is going to be tougher than he imagined. Suddenly, between the sink and the…facilities, stands the ghost of Uncle Wayne. The idol of Connor’s formative years, Wayne still looks as sharp as ever, if a little outdated. Portrayed by Michael Douglas, he is still the epitome of the fast-living playboy of a certain swinging era—complete with velvet jacket and artfully tied ascot at his open collar, not to mention the indoor shades and the requisite scotch and cigar. Says Waters, “Michael Douglas struck the perfect note, giving the ol’ scoundrel the kind of swagger that owns a room and a charm that makes you think he could get away with doing or saying pretty much anything. Wayne is a sentimental throwback; the eternal player, eternally cool. I felt Michael could make him likeable, just as I felt that Matthew could make Connor likeable even though they’re two of the most politically incorrect roles in recent memory. They let you see the heart underneath. Although, I think in Wayne’s case you’d have to look especially hard.” Of course, Uncle Wayne is no longer the life of the party. He’s been dead for five years. But he is crashing this wedding at his old bachelor pad in spirit form because he has a very important message for his #1 nephew, the boy who so admired him that he dedicated himself to being exactly like him. It’s a message Connor would never expect and doesn’t particularly want to hear: “Don’t waste your life the way I did, kid.” Douglas explains. “Uncle Wayne taught Connor everything bad he ever learned about relationships, which was, essentially, not to care for any woman, to just have a good time and move on. It was the way Wayne conducted his own life, but, at the time, it was also intended to protect Connor from getting his heart broken. “Seeing Wayne now,” Douglas continues, “you get the sense that he didn’t really want to end up the way he did. He realizes the mistakes he made in his life and is trying to 6 save Connor from repeating them.” Consequently, he’s trying to effect some retroactive parenting with this last-ditch effort to point him in a better direction. But he’s going to need some powerful help, and he’s smart enough to enlist that help in a form to which Connor is most likely to pay attention: female. Previewing the tumultuous hours ahead, Uncle Wayne warns Connor that he is about to be dragged through the romantic wreckage of his life by the spirits of the women who know him best, representing his girlfriends of the past, the present and the potentially terrifying future, to see if he can earn a second chance at finding—and keeping—the love of his life. What If You Could Relive Your Past, Listen In On the Present, and Change the Future? First up, fresh out of the 1980s, with her denim-and-lace ensemble and hair out to there, is 16-year-old Allison Vandermeersh, aka The Ghost of Girlfriends Past, played by Emma Stone. She whisks Conner back in time to when he was an earnest, sweet boy who wore his heart on his sleeve and called Jenny Perotti his best friend. Together, Allison and the adult Connor revisit the humiliation of a very significant junior high slow-dance and then skid through one wrong turn after another that put him on the road to becoming the infamous Connor Mead. Cast on the strength of her comical but touching performance in “Superbad,” Stone enjoyed pulling out all the stops as Allison, whom she calls “a firecracker. Allison is essentially a kind of hallucination, permanently stuck in the exact moment when she first crossed paths with Connor, meaning she’s still in that crazy 16-year-old state and very excitable.” Next, to shine a light on more recent events, is Connor’s assistant Melanie, played by Noureen DeWulf. Though technically not a girlfriend, Melanie appears as The Ghost of Girlfriends Present by virtue of the fact that she’s the only consistent relationship Connor currently has with a woman. Says DeWulf, “She’s not exactly thrilled with the assignment. He already works her way too much and now she has to freelance for him on the weekend as a ghost? It’s so typical.” The upside for Melanie is that during these 7 sequences their working relationship is reversed so that she’s the boss. She takes the weary but increasingly self-aware bachelor through the walls of some New York City apartments to see what really happens on the other end of the phone after he says goodbye. But the scariest, by far, is The Ghost of Girlfriends Future, a silent ethereal beauty played by Olga Maliouk, who offers Connor a glimpse into what his life will become if he continues to reject real love. “The ghost element was a great device for introducing the time traveling, and it really opened up the storytelling potential,” says McConaughey, who literally threw himself into the slapstick possibilities of some of his scenes. “There’s more freedom when you step outside the real world, there’s more room for playfulness and, in a weird way, honesty. Mark and I kept finding new ways to work with it.” As for the logistics of what Waters calls “Ghost Rules,” that’s a question he has considered before, having negotiated the romance between a man and a ghostly woman in the 2005 comedy “Just Like Heaven.” “Sometimes actors will be concerned about details like whether or not seat cushions should visibly depress when they’re supposed to be sitting and my response is, ‘It doesn’t matter. It’s Ghost Rules.’ I feel that once the audience accepts the theatrical conceit that there are characters in play that cannot be seen or heard by everyone, they understand what you’re doing and they go with it. With a story like this, it’s not about the effects; it’s about Connor’s journey and his being present in all these revealing scenarios.” “In his initial ghost encounters, Connor is trying to be seen and to stop things from happening but he’s powerless. Then, gradually, he stops trying to affect things physically because he realizes it’s not only useless, it’s dangerous and painful,” says McConaughey. It also makes for moments of delicious counterpoint, notes the director, as when Connor is forced to witness a sweet scene unfold between Jenny and her unexpected new suitor Brad, in the Mead Mansion kitchen. “It’s like two different stories running simultaneously. On the one hand, it’s a classic romantic scene being played out by Jenny and Brad as they get to know each other, but at the same time there’s the disembodied Connor standing by, thinking ‘this is a nightmare, I’m bringing them together.’” 8 Garner agrees. “Connor is having a different experience than the rest of the wedding guests. We’re just at this weekend celebration wondering what’s wrong with him and he keeps getting crazier and crazier as the movie goes on.” The Wedding Party In contrast to Connor and Jenny, Paul and his fiancée Sandra are the picture-perfect couple, “a match made in heaven,” says Breckin Meyer, who stars as the groom-to-be. “Paul is made for monogamy. He believes in love. He really wants to be with Sandra for the rest of his life. As it turns out, the only family he has on his guest list is Connor, and that’s the one person who really shouldn’t be at a wedding.” “Paul provides an interesting contrast to Connor. Initially, he’s the heart to Connor’s lothario. At first glance they appear to have nothing in common but their similarities and their connection as brothers emerge as the story develops,” suggests screenwriter Jon Lucas, whose credits with writing partner Scott Moore include the holiday hit “Four Christmases” and the upcoming comedy “The Hangover.” “It’s a hint of Connor’s humanity and potential when you see how much he loves his brother,” adds Moore. “If he’s capable of committing to that wholeheartedly and if someone as decent as Paul supports him, well, maybe he’s not such a lost cause.” But it’s not easy. Paul steadfastly defends his brother’s behavior for as long as he can and then reaches a point where he can’t justify it a minute longer. As Meyer inventories the damage, “Connor can’t stop sniping about marriage, he destroys the cake, he flirts with Paul’s future mother-in-law, and he even lets certain information slip out that could very well call off the wedding.” If Paul’s damage control skills are strained to the breaking point with Connor, his general keeping-the-peace skills are equally challenged by trying to prevent Sandra from having a meltdown before she walks down the aisle. “Mean Girls” alum Lacey Chabert, who stars as Sandra, claims “She’s not teetering on the brink of Bridezilla for the sake of being difficult. She’s really a nice girl, just emotional and under pressure. She’s been planning this wedding since she was four years 9 old and wants everything to be perfect. For Paul’s sake, she’s glad his only brother can be there, but from the instant Connor arrives she knows he’s going to be trouble.” In Sandra’s corner is Sarge—Sergeant Major Volkom, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, that is, portrayed by Robert Forster. Not only is he the father of the bride, he is also officiating as minister at 15:30 hours. Not a man to mess with. Meyer quips, “A father-in- law you have to respect is one thing; a father-in-law you have to salute is terrifying.” “The Sarge is incredibly soft and sweet with his little Sandra, but you know he’s prepared to break Connor’s neck if he goes too far,” Waters attests. “All it takes is a look from Forster and you know what he’s thinking… and it’s not good.” The actor, best known for his dramatic work, relished the opportunity to create some fun with Sarge, whom he describes as “a hard case ex-military who is now an ordained minister. He has a huge stake in this wedding. When Connor comes in and raises a ruckus he goes into battle mode because once you’re a soldier you’re always a soldier and when you’re a dad you’ll do anything to keep your daughter from harm.” Starring as Sarge’s former better half, Vonda, is Anne Archer. Dressed to impress and fully liberated, Vonda has a provocatively frank exchange at the bar with Connor in which she reveals a certain empathy for his views on “antiquated” social customs like marriage—with one vital exception. Unlike Connor, she acknowledges the value of love. Says Archer, “She’s definitely a femme fatale, the kind of woman who feels sexy at any age, which is something you still don’t see very often in films and is really refreshing. Nothing stuffy or old-fashioned about this mother-of-the-bride. She’s intelligent and has a wicked sense of humor. She’s wise about life and isn’t there to censor anyone else.” Though Sandra’s wedding brings Vonda and Sarge together for the first time since their divorce, the question remains as to whether or not the pair will put aside their no- speaking policy long enough to share in their daughter’s happiness. Rounding out the main cast is Daniel Sunjata (“The Devil Wears Prada”) as the eminently eligible Brad, a perfect anti-Connor type whom Sandra hopes to match with Jenny; plus Camille Guaty (TV’s “Las Vegas”), Rachel Boston (TV’s “The Ex List”) and Amanda Walsh (TV’s “Sons & Daughters”) who keep up a lively pace as bridesmaids Donna, Deena and Denice, eager for some action to get their money’s worth out of all those pre-wedding spa treatments. 10 Singer-songwriter and actress Christina Milian (“Love Don’t Cost a Thing”) helps to establish Connor’s persona in the film’s opening scenes by appearing as Kalia, one of his high-profile clients who follows up her photo shoot with some personal re-touching. The Mead Mansion: Hugh Hefner Meets Martha Stewart “Mark had something very specific in mind for the site of Paul and Sandra’s wedding,” says production designer Cary White, logging his sixth collaboration with the director on “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” The two considered a lot of real estate before settling upon what was to became the Mead Mansion. The home’s interior needed to reflect two distinct themes, meant to coexist rather than clash. “We had this old playboy pad as our baseline,” White says, referring to the sumptuous wood paneling, multiple bars, animal print upholstery and details like the headboard in Connor’s bedroom prominently featuring Wayne’s masculine WM monogram. “On top of that, we layered fancy, color-coordinated wedding decoration.” To Connor’s palpable disgust, the house is dressed to within an inch of its life with billows of tulle, clusters of white flowers and candles infusing the air with the bride’s signature scent: lavender. That ought to scare away any lingering cigar smoke. “Outside, Mark wanted to capture the Newport sensibility, a Gatsby-esque mansion with columns and statues,” the designer explains, “which proved to be a challenging quest given that production was based in Boston and surrounding areas. The architecture of stately homes in that area all had an English Great House look, so we ended up grafting a façade onto an existing mansion in Ipswich known as the Crane Castle.” Crane Castle provided the exteriors and some interiors of Uncle Wayne’s old haunt. Built by architect David Adler in 1928 for the Crane family, the 59-room Stuart-style mansion is now a National Historic Landmark in Massachusetts. Films fans may recognize it as the site of devilish mayhem in “The Witches of Eastwick” and as the imposing home in “Flowers in the Attic.” “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” filmed inside the Great House and utilized its rear patio, embellished with fake columns and entablature. White also temporarily installed a circular driveway and statuary over an existing lawn. Altogether, the filmmakers’ 11 modifications to the property progressed a number of refurbishment projects the Trustees had already begun, including new paint and glazing and repairs to several outer walls. Other interiors, including the library and ballroom, were created at what White calls “a derelict mansion in Wellesley that was in really bad shape. But the way it was laid out visually was perfect for shooting and the majority of the film was shot there. Seven possible entrances open to the foot of the staircase and make lots of entrances and exits possible. We had to completely renovate those rooms but it was absolutely worth it.” Combining portions of these two existing structures plus bedroom and bathroom sets constructed on soundstages completed the Mead Mansion. Practical locations representing Connor’s world in New York City in flashback sequences included popular downtown Boston restaurants Sonsie and Les Zygomates, and Connor’s photography studio was created from a completely empty space off Channel Center Street in South Boston. Famed Boston nightclub FELT stood in for one of the story’s unique set pieces known as the Infinity Bar, an “All That Jazz” homage during which, Waters says, “Connor is surrounded in a surreal spin by every woman he has ever known, as the bar extends endlessly in every direction.” Production also employed the Martha-Mary Chapel in Sudbury, Massachusetts, as well as approximately 90 Sudbury residents to appear as wedding guests. “We’re in the city, the country, the past, the present and the future; we have spirits, players, beautiful women, love, comedy, a wild chase, and everything has a luxurious, rich look. It’s the way you want movies to look, which is like the real world only better and shinier and prettier,” says Shestack. With settings as grand as the Mead Mansion, Waters aimed “to put the story in a context of great expansiveness so it doesn’t play like an intimate family drama. Audiences first see Connor in the high-ceiling spaces of his office loft and then, shortly after, arriving at Uncle Wayne’s place, where his car is dwarfed in the driveway by a house that fills the screen and you get the feeling that something epic could happen here this weekend. It’s a big story about big emotions and we wanted to give the performances enough space to fill and to play it at that level.” 12 ABOUT THE CAST MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY (Connor Mead) was most recently seen in the ensemble cast of Ben Stiller’s hit action comedy “Tropic Thunder.” Earlier in 2008, he headlined opposite Kate Hudson in “Fool’s Gold,” for director Andy Tennant. He also produced and starred in “Surfer, Dude” a comedy that featured music from his own j.k. livin recording artist Mishka. In 2007, McConaughey portrayed real-life college football coach Jack Lengyel in the critically acclaimed drama “We Are Marshall,” the inspiring story of a small West Virginia town’s struggle with devastating loss. Previously, he starred in the action adventure comedy “Sahara,” with Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn. He earned a People’s Choice Award for his role in the film, which opened at the top of the weekend box office and marked the first major motion picture produced by his production company, j.k. livin productions. McConaughey followed with a starring role opposite Al Pacino in the drama “Two for the Money” before closing 2005 as People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” His film credits include the popular romantic comedies “Failure to Launch,” with Sarah Jessica Parker, and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” opposite Kate Hudson; the sci- fi adventure “Reign of Fire,” with Christian Bale; the ensemble drama “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing”; the horror thriller “Frailty,” written and directed by Bill Paxton; and Adam Shankman’s hit romantic comedy “The Wedding Planner,” opposite Jennifer Lopez. McConaughey also starred in the World War II action drama “U-571,” Ron Howard’s “EDtv,” Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad,” Robert Zemeckis’s “Contact” and Joel Schumacher’s critically acclaimed courtroom drama “A Time to Kill,” as well as “Lone Star,” “Angels in the Outfield” and Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused.” McConaughey’s production company, j.k. livin, executive produced the feature documentary “Hands on a Hard Body,” and is currently in development on numerous projects with various studios and production companies. 13 JENNIFER GARNER (Jenny Perotti) is a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and People’s Choice Award-winning actress for her performance in “Alias.” Additionally, over the course of the show’s five-season run, Garner was nominated four times for an Emmy Award, four times for a Golden Globe and twice for a SAG Award® for her portrayal of CIA double agent Sydney Bristow. Among her upcoming feature film projects, she will be starring opposite writer- director Ricky Gervais in the comedy “This Side of the Truth,” rounding out an all-star ensemble cast that includes Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Jason Bateman, Christopher Guest and Tina Fey. The film is slated for release in 2010. Garner was most recently seen in the Academy Award®-nominated film “Juno,” which won an abundance of awards, including a Broadcast Film Critics Association and Independent Spirit Award for Best Comedy and Best Feature Film, respectively. On stage, she received rave reviews for her recent performance as Roxanne in the 2007 Broadway revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” opposite Kevin Kline. In 2005 Garner started her own production company with her personal assistant of many years, Juliana Janes. The company, Vandalia Films, is named after the original name for the state of West Virginia, Garner’s home state. Vandalia Films has five projects currently in development: “Be With You“; “Arranged”; “Sabbatical”; “Devil in the Junior League”; and “3 Days in Europe,” with Hugh Jackman and John Palermo of Seed Productions. Garner’s film credits include “The Kingdom,” “Catch and Release,” “13 Going on 30,” the blockbuster hit “Daredevil” and its spin-off “Elektra,” “Pearl Harbor” and the comedy “Dude, Where’s My Car?” Additionally, she serves as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena, featured in its national television and print campaigns. A volunteer for numerous charitable organizations, Garner is an advocate for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and is also tied to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Women’s Cancer Research Fund. Last summer, she dedicated her time to the Children’s Defense Fund and victims of Hurricane Katrina. 14 BRECKIN MEYER (Paul) has constantly delivered memorable performances in films such as “Road Trip,” “GO,” “Clueless,” “Blue State,” “The Insider,” both “Garfield” movies, “Rat Race,” “54,” “Kate & Leopold,” “Prefontaine,” “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “The Craft,” among others. He recently earned a 2009 Annie Award and a 2008 Emmy Award nomination as a writer on Cartoon Network’s popular animated comedy “Robot Chicken,” for which he also voices several characters. Meyer has also lent his voice to the animated series “King of the Hill” for the past 8 seasons in the role of Joseph Gribble. He recently guest starred on “Heroes” and “House.” Also an accomplished musician, Meyer drums for Tom Morello’s solo project The Night Watchmen. LACEY CHABERT (Sandra) is best known for her role as Claudia on the Golden Globe Award-winning FOX television series “Party of Five.” Chabert received outstanding reviews and an MTV Movie Award for her role in the box office hit “Mean Girls,” for director Mark Waters. She also starred as Anjelica Huston’s daughter in “Daddy Day Care” and as Brooke Ellison in Christopher Reeve’s final directorial project, “The Brooke Ellison Story,” for A&E. She most recently starred opposite Gena Rowlands in “What If God Were the Sun,” for Lifetime. Originally from Purvis, Mississippi, Chabert got her big break on the Broadway stage playing young Cosette in “Les Misérables.” In 1998, she made her feature film debut as Penny Robinson in “Lost in Space.” On television, Chabert has appeared in “All My Children” as well as several made-for-TV movies, including “Gypsy,” starring Bette Midler, and “A Little Piece of Heaven,” with Cloris Leachman. She has also voiced numerous animated films and TV shows, including “The Wild Thornberrys.” ROBERT FORSTER (Sergeant Volkom) earned accolades and a 1998 Academy Award® nomination for his landmark performance as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown,” a role that re-invigorated a career he considered to be in its second act. 15 He subsequently appeared in numerous film and television projects from studio to independent productions, most recent among them the thriller “Firewall,” opposite Harrison Ford; “D-War”; “Lucky Number Sleven”; “Wild Seven”; Wes Craven’s “Cursed”; “Grand Theft Parsons,” starring Johnny Knoxville; “Confidence”; “Like Mike”; and “Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle.” He again won accolades nationwide for his work in David Mamet’s “Lakeboat,” directed by Joe Mantegna, and “Diamond Men,” with Donnie Wahlberg. Forster has also been active on the small screen, with a guest arc of nine episodes on NBC’s “Heroes” last season; the CBS telefilm “The Hunt for the BTK Killer”; guest- starring roles on Showtime’s “Huff,” ESPN’s “Tilt” and McG’s “Fastlane”; and a starring role alongside Carla Gugino in the ABC series “Karen Sisco.” He co-starred in the HBO Films production “Undefeated,” directed by and starring John Leguizamo, the USA film “Murder in Greenwich” and the CBS telefilm “Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes,” with Mary Tyler Moore. Additionally, Forster starred in the independent films “Outside Ozona,” “Family Tree,” “The Magic of Marciano,” with Nastassja Kinski, and “It’s the Rage,” with an all- star ensemble including Joan Allen, Gary Sinise and Andre Braugher, as well as the sci-fi feature “Supernova,” co-starring Angela Basset and James Spader, the updated version of “Psycho,” directed by Gus Van Sant, and a television version of “Rear Window,” for Christopher Reeve. He also starred in “Roads to Riches,” with Rose McGowan, a modern- day film noir, and the present-day western “Lone Hero.” Forster’s career spans more than 40 years, encompassing film, television and stage work. A native of Rochester, New York, he began acting in local theater, moving to New York City in 1964, where he made his professional debut in the two-character Broadway production of “Mrs. Dally Has a Lover.” Other stage credits include productions of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “The Glass Menagerie,” “Twelve Angry Men,” “The Sea Horse” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” He made his feature film debut in l966, in “Reflections in a Golden Eye,” directed by John Huston and co-starring Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. He followed this in l968 with the seminal film “Medium Cool,” for director Haskell Wexler, and a number of television roles, including one in the noir series “Banyon,” and has been working 16 consistently ever since. Among his earlier standout performances were roles in “The Don is Dead,” “Stunts,” “Avalanche,” “Alligator” and “Delta Force.” In 1997, British director Paul Chart created the role of Dr. Jake Nyman in the thriller “American Perfekt” for Forster, after carefully following his career. The film also stars Amanda Plummer, David Thewlis and Paul Sorvino. Additionally, Forster records audio books, including the best-seller Hit Man and Elmore Leonard’s Mr. Paradise, and delivers his speaking program, INTERACTING: a stand-up act of positive stories, jokes, life lessons and guiding principles which he developed during the self-described “sliding second act” of his career, intended to raise any job to the level of an art form. ANNE ARCHER (Vonda Volkom) was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for her role opposite Michael Douglas in Adrian Lyne’s thriller “Fatal Attraction.” She is also well known for her poignant Golden Globe- winning performance in the ensemble cast of Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts” and for playing Harrison Ford’s beleaguered wife in “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.” Archer has starred on screen with some of Hollywood’s most dynamic and respected leading men, including Gene Hackman in “Narrow Margin,” Donald Sutherland in “Eminent Domain,” Sylvester Stallone in “Paradise Alley” and Tommy Lee Jones in “Man of the House.” Most recently, she starred in the feature crime drama “Felon,” alongside Val Kilmer, Stephen Dorff and Sam Shepard, for director Ric Roman Waugh. On television, Archer can currently be seen on the CW Network’s dramatic series “Privileged” as Laurel Limoges, the founder of an international cosmetics empire. She also appeared in one season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” starring opposite Danny DeVito, and had a recurring role in “Ghost Whisperer” on CBS as the mother of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character. Archer also devotes her time to the organization she founded in 2006, Artists for Human Rights (AFHR), which brings artists together with the common cause of raising awareness of human rights around the world. 17 EMMA STONE (Allison Vandermeersh) is currently in production on the horror comedy “Zombieland,” starring opposite Woody Harrelson, for director Ruben Fleischer. The film is slated for release in October 2009. Most recently, she wrapped the independent drama “Paper Man,” with Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow, for writing-directing team Kieran and Michele Mulroney. Stone’s feature film credits include the recent hit comedy “The House Bunny” and “The Rocker,” but she is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Jonah Hill’s love interest in the 2007 Judd Apatow hit comedy “Superbad.” For television, Stone appeared on the Fox Network’s action drama series “Drive” and VH-1’s “In Search of the Partridge Family.” She also had guest-starring roles on such popular series as “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Medium,” “Lucky Louie” and “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody.” MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Uncle Wayne) is an award-winning actor and producer with a career spanning more than 40 years and encompassing theatre, film, and television. He was already a successful actor when he branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award®-winning “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” He has since been involved in a long list of influential and popular films, including his Oscar®-winning role for Best Actor in “Wall Street.” Born in New Jersey, the son of Kirk and Diana Douglas, he earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Moving to New York, he studied at the American Place Theatre and at the Neighborhood Playhouse. His first big break was a pivotal role in the CBS Playhouse 1969 production of Ellen M. Violett’s drama “The Experiment.” That led to leading roles in “Hail, Hero!,” “Adam at 6 AM,” “Summertree” and “Napoleon and Samantha.” Between films, he returned to the stage in summer stock and off-Broadway productions. In 1972, Douglas was cast as Karl Malden’s partner in the drama series “The Streets of San Francisco,” which became one of ABC’s top-rated programs. Douglas earned three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for his role, and also directed two episodes of the series. 18 Long interested in producing a film version of Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Douglas purchased the movie rights from his father. He partnered with Saul Zaentz to produce the film, which is one of only three movies ever to sweep the Oscars® for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress. Douglas next produced the prophetic 1979 hit “The China Syndrome,” in which he also starred with Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon, who both received Academy Award® nominations. The film was also Oscar®-nominated for Best Screenplay. Douglas also starred in Michael Crichton’s “Coma,” Claudia Weill’s “It’s My Turn,” Peter Hyams’ “The Star Chamber,” and “Running.” In 1984, Douglas produced the smash hit romantic action comedy “Romancing the Stone,” in which he also starred with Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito under the direction of Robert Zemeckis. Douglas was also an executive producer on John Carpenter’s “Starman,” a 1984 holiday season hit. The following year, he reunited with Turner and DeVito in “The Jewel of the Nile,” the sequel to “Romancing the Stone.” He also starred in Richard Attenborough’s 1985 film version of “A Chorus Line.” Douglas went on to star in two of the biggest hits of 1987, beginning with “Fatal Attraction,” opposite Glenn Close. He then starred in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street,” winning an Oscar® and a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko, who uttered the immortal line “Greed is good.” Douglas went on to star in Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain” before re-teaming with Turner and DeVito in “The War of the Roses.” In 1992, Douglas starred with Sharon Stone in Paul Verhoeven’s memorable erotic thriller “Basic Instinct,” which was one of the year’s top-grossing films. The next year, he delivered a powerful performance in Joel Schumacher’s drama “Falling Down.” Over the next five years, Douglas also starred in Barry Levinson’s “Disclosure,” opposite Demi Moore; Rob Reiner’s “The American President,” opposite Annette Bening; “The Ghost and the Darkness,” which he also executive produced; David Fincher’s “The Game,” with Sean Penn; and “A Perfect Murder,” with Gwyneth Paltrow. During the 1990s, Douglas also served as a producer or executive producer on such films as Joel Schumacher’s “Flatliners,” Richard Donner’s “Radio Flyer,” Richard Benjamin’s “Made in America,” John Woo’s “Face/Off,” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Rainmaker,” based on the John Grisham novel. 19 In 2000, Douglas starred in Curtis Hanson’s “Wonder Boys,” for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations. In addition, he shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination as part of the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh’s award- winning drama “Traffic.” He also produced and starred in the 2001 comedy “One Night at McCool’s.” In 2002, Douglas made a rare guest appearance on the hit series “Will & Grace,” earning an Emmy Award nomination for his performance. The following year, Douglas shared the big screen with his father for the first time, in “It Runs in the Family,” which also co-starred his mother, Diana, and son, Cameron. Douglas’s recent film acting credits also include the political thriller “The Sentinel,” the comedy “You, Me and Dupree,” and the independent film “King of California,” which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He most recently appeared in “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,” directed by Peter Hyams, and starred opposite Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary-Louise Parker and Jenna Fischer in “Solitary Man,” directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and produced by Steven Soderbergh and Paul Schiff. In July 1998, Douglas was named a Messenger of Peace for the United Nations by Secretary General Kofi Annan. In 2004, he was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Douglas will be this year’s recipient of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in June. Douglas is married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and they have a son, Dylan, and a daughter, Carys. Douglas has a son, Cameron, from a former marriage. ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS MARK WATERS (Director/Executive Producer), a graduate of the directing program at the American Film Institute, made his feature film directorial debut on the dark comedy indie hit “The House of Yes.” The film premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, where Parker Posey won a Special Jury Prize for her performance. Waters’ next projects were the romantic comedy “Head Over Heels” and the VH- 1 original movie “Warning: Parental Advisory.” 20 He then scored with the back-to-back hit comedies “Freaky Friday” and “Mean Girls.” “Freaky Friday,” starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, earned a 2004 Critic's Choice Award nomination for Best Family Film and brought a Golden Globe Award nomination to Jamie Lee Curtis. “Mean Girls,” written by Tina Fey and based on the Rosalind Wiseman book Queen Bees and Wannabees, became one of the most talked- about films of the year and won three MTV Movie Awards, including one for Lindsay Lohan as Best Actress. Waters followed in 2005 with the fantasy comedy romance “Just Like Heaven,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. Last year he directed the acclaimed family adventure “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” adapted from the popular children’s book series, and, following “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” he directed the FOX television pilot “Eva Adams.” Waters also recently served as a producer on “500 Days of Summer,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The offbeat romantic comedy premiered to acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival and is slated for a July 2009 release. JON SHESTACK (Producer) has been a Hollywood producer for more than two decades. His most recent release was “Dan in Real Life,” starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche, with director Peter Hedges. He is currently in production on the feature animated adventure “Escape from Planet Earth,” written and directed by Tony Leech and scheduled for a 2009 release. Among his projects in active development are “Boss Go Home,” scripted by Matt Nix, and “The Third Testament,” by Michael Gordon. Shestack’s producing credits include “Firewall,” starring Harrison Ford, for director Richard Loncraine; the Rob McKittrick comedy “Waiting”; the thrillers “Soul Survivors” and “Disturbing Behavior”; Wolfgang Petersen’s acclaimed drama “Air Force One,” starring Harrison Ford, Glenn Close and Gary Oldman; and John Dahl’s crime drama “The Last Seduction.” He and his wife, Patricia Iverson, founded Cure Autism Now in 1995. His efforts were critical in getting both the Children’s Health Act of 2000 and Combating Autism Act 21 of 2006 passed into law. Shestack continues to be successful producer while advocating for autism. BRAD EPSTEIN (Producer) is a prolific Hollywood producer with more than two decades of solid feature film production experience to his credit. Epstein currently produces under his three-year overall deal with Buena Vista Motion Picture Group. His relationship with Disney was first as a senior level studio executive, having spent the last half decade as the Senior Vice President of Production for Disney’s Buena Vista Studios, where he had direct involvement in such high profile releases as “Confessions of a Teenaged Drama Queen,” starring Lindsay Lohan; “Ladder 49,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta; and “Invincible,” starring Mark Wahlberg. Prior to joining Disney, Epstein oversaw production at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Productions, working on such films as “Wag the Dog,” “Analyze This” and “Meet the Parents.” Additionally, he served as an executive producer on the NBC miniseries “Witness to the Mob” and Showtime’s “Holiday Heart,” and co-created and oversaw the London musical “We Will Rock You,” based on the international sensation rock band Queen. He spent three years as a producer at Longview Entertainment, after working as a production vice president at both Renny Harlin’s and Wendy Finerman’s production companies. More recently, Epstein was a producer on the features “About a Boy,” starring Hugh Grant, and “Dan in Real Life,” starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche. He is also the COO and co-owner of the Bellator Fighting Championships, a professional mixed martial arts competition that debuted in April on ESPN Deportes and will be broadcast internationally. Epstein is a graduate of Emerson College with a BA in Communication. JON LUCAS & SCOTT MOORE (Screenwriters) most recently teamed on the hit holiday comedy “Four Christmases,” starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. 22 Among their upcoming projects is the “The Hangover” for director Todd Phillips, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha and Jeffrey Tambor, set for a June 2009 release. MARCUS VISCIDI (Executive Producer) recently produced the political thriller “Rendition,” starring Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep; and “Pride and Glory,” starring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Jon Voight. Previously, he produced “The Last Kiss,” starring Zach Braff; “Shopgirl,” the adaptation of Steve Martin’s novel, starring Martin and Claire Danes; and “Wicker Park,” starring Josh Hartnett. He served as executive producer on William Friedkin’s “The Hunted,” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro, and on Richard Linklater’s “Bad News Bears,” starring Billy Bob Thornton. Viscidi earned a 1996 Independent Spirit Award nomination for producing Tom DiCillo’s award-winning independent film “Living in Oblivion,” starring Steve Buscemi, and went on to collaborate with DiCillo on his films “The Real Blonde,” “Double Whammy” and “Box of Moonlight,” starring John Turturro and Sam Rockwell. His additional feature producing credits include John Schlesinger’s “The Next Best Thing,” starring Madonna and Rupert Everett; “Mad Love,” starring Drew Barrymore and Chris O’Donnell; Horton Foote’s “Courtship”; Daniel Petrie’s “Rocket Gibraltar,” starring Burt Lancaster; “Signs of Life,” starring Vincent D’Onofrio; and “Lemon Sky,” the film adaptation of Lanford Wilson’s play, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. For television, Viscidi’s producing credits include the American Playhouse production of Katherine Anne Porter’s “Noon Wine” and Eudora Welty’s “The Wide Net,” as well as the film adaptation of Keith Reddin’s off-Broadway play “Big Time.” In 1998, he produced the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of “Honour,” starring Jane Alexander and Laura Linney. He is currently producing “Perfect Scandal,” an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel Mother’s Recompense. 23 JESSICA TUCHINSKY (Executive Producer) spent fifteen years as an agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) before partnering with her director client Mark Waters to form Watermark Pictures. “500 Days of Summer,” Watermark Pictures’ first produced film, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel and is directed by Marc Webb. The picture premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to exceptional notices and is scheduled for a summer 2009 release. While a motion picture agent at CAA, Tuchinsky represented Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, Scott Silver, Steve Kloves and many others. She attended The George Washington University and moved to Los Angeles the day after graduation. She began her entertainment industry career as an assistant to agent Jay Moloney. TOBY EMMERICH (Executive Producer) is President and Chief Operating Officer for New Line Cinema. From 2001 to 2008, he was President of Production and oversaw the most successful period in company history, thanks to the success of such hits as the Oscar®- winning “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; “Wedding Crashers,” which was 2005’s highest- grossing comedy; “Monster-in-Law”; “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”; “Elf”; “The Notebook”; “Hairspray”; and “Sex and the City.” Under the New Line banner, he was more recently an executive producer on such films as “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” the holiday comedy “Four Christmases” and “He’s Just Not That Into You.” A long-time studio veteran, Emmerich previously served as president of New Line Music, in addition to working as an accomplished screenwriter and producer who wrote and produced the New Line sleeper hit film “Frequency.” Emmerich attended Wesleyan University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Neil Bogart Foundation and the American Cinematheque, and is on the board of trustees for The Calhoun School in New York City. SAMUEL J. BROWN (Executive Producer) has been a development executive with New Line Cinema since 2002 and currently serves as Vice President of Production for the studio. 24 He recently worked as a director of development and creative executive overseeing and managing the productions of “The Last Mimzy,” “Fracture,” “Rush Hour 3,” “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” “Appaloosa” and “Pride and Glory.” Brown began his career at New Line as an assistant in the development department before he was promoted to executive assistant to Toby Emmerich. He is a graduate of Harvard University. DARYN OKADA (Director of Photography) marks his third feature collaboration with Mark Waters on “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” having worked with the director on “Just Like Heaven” and “Mean Girls.” The two also recently wrapped the television pilot “Eva Adams.” Among his more recent projects are the hit comedies “Baby Mama,” starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” which opened on the same weekend to numbers one and two, respectively, at the box office. Okada has compiled more than 30 feature credits, including “Stick It,” “Sex and Death 101,” “Dr. Doolittle 2” “Anna Karenina,” ‘Captain Ron,” “My Father the Hero,” “Halloween: H20,” “Lake Placid,” “Cradle 2 the Grave,” “Joe Somebody” and “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken,” as well as the series pilot for “Dawson’s Creek.” His work will next be seen in the comedy “The Goods: The Don Ready Story,” starring Jeremy Piven and James Brolin, and set for an August 2009 release. A Los Angeles native, Okada is self-taught in the art of cinematography, beginning in his teens as a black-and-white still photographer and Super 8 film hobbyist as well as an avid movie fan. Upon graduating high school at 16, he became a projectionist at East Los Angeles City College, screening classic films from around the world and donating his time on short and student films. During the mid-1980s, he had completed two low-budget films and was shooting commercials when his career was put on hold for several years after he was injured in a helicopter crash while shooting aerial footage. Upon his return to cinematography, Okada photographed several independent films in the late 1980s and earned an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award nomination for his work on the 1991 Emmy-nominated CBS telefilm “In a Child’s Name.” 25 He is currently president of the ASC and a member of the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. CARY WHITE (Production Designer) marks his sixth creative collaboration with Mark Waters on “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” having previously worked with the director on “Just Like Heaven,” “Mean Girls,” “Freaky Friday” and the VH-1 telefilm “Warning: Parental Advisory.” The two most recently wrapped work on the pilot “Eva Adams.” White’s feature design credits include “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” for director Adam Shankman; “American Outlaws,” for Les Mayfield; “Spy Kids” and “The Faculty” for Robert Rodriguez; “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” and “Selena” for Gregory Nava; “White Fang II,” for Ken Olin; “Gettysburg,” for Ron Maxwell; “The Hot Spot,” for Dennis Hopper; “Silent Tongue,” for Sam Shepard; “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” for Tobe Hooper; and “Red Headed Stranger,” for Bill Wittliff. He earned Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Art Direction for his work on the acclaimed CBS minseries “Lonesome Dove” and “Buffalo Girls,” and a Daytime Emmy for the ABC Afterschool Special “Andrea’s Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy.” Additionally, he received CableACE Award nominations for TNT’s “The Good Old Boys,” directed by Tommy Lee Jones, and “The Final Verdict,” directed by Jack Fisk. Among White’s television credits are the miniseries “Ruby Ridge,” “The Temptations” and “Son of the Morning Star”; the Lifetime features “Miracle Run” and “Infidelity”; TNT’s “Two for Texas” and “Crazy Horse”; and the telefilms “The Way She Moves,” “Beyond the Prairie,” “Soul Collector,” “She Fought Alone,” “The Substitute Wife” and “A Pair of Aces.” He has also worked on the popular NBC series “Friday Night Lights,” “A House Divided” and “Jack & Bobby,” and served as production designer on the HBO Live Special “Willie Nelson’s New Year’s Eve Party.” White earned his MA in Radio/Television/Film at the University of Texas at Austin. BRUCE GREEN (Editor) has cut many of Hollywood’s critically acclaimed and commercial hits. Prior to being tapped to edit “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” he collaborated with director Mark Waters on “Freaky Friday” and “Just Like Heaven.” 26 Green’s editing credits include the comedies “Baby Mama,” with Tina Fey; “The Princess Diaries” & “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”; “Runaway Bride”; “Big Momma’s House”; “While You Were Sleeping”; “Three Fugitives”; “Punchline”; and “Cool Runnings”; dramas, including “Phenomenon” and “The Doctor”; and such action thrillers as “The Vanishing” and “Young Guns II.” He has also worked as an un-credited film doctor on many hit films and consulted for producers, directors, and studios. Green began as an assistant editor on the seminal adventure films “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “Star Wars.” His editing career began with the “Friday the 13th” films and “April Fools Day.” He is a past Vice President of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, serves on the Board of the Inner-City Filmmakers Foundation, and has taught at the American Film Institute. DENISE WINGATE (Costume Designer) most recently worked on the action adventure “Live Free or Die Hard,” for director Len Wiseman, the thriller “Rise,” for Sebastian Gutierrez, the romantic comedy “Employee of the Month,” and the runaway hit comedy “Wedding Crashers.” Earlier this year, she re-teamed with director Mark Waters on the pilot “Eva Adams.” Her costume design credits include the feature films “The Sweetest Thing,” “Radio,” “Novocaine,” “Soul Survivors,” “Blue Streak,” “Judas Kiss,” “The Alarmist” and “The Last Time I Committed Suicide”; the hit teen comedies “Cinderella Story,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Cruel Intentions 2” and “She’s All That”; and the television movie “Perfect Prey.” A Southern California native, Wingate began her career designing costumes and touring with rock headliners The Bangles before segueing into television with work on such popular series as “Melrose Place,” “Models, Inc.” and “Almost Perfect.” ROLFE KENT (Composer) has created the music for more than 40 feature films. He earned Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award nominations for his score for Alexander Payne’s acclaimed comedy drama “Sideways,” and also collaborated with Payne on the films “About Schmidt,” “Election” and “Citizen Ruth.” 27 Kent counts “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” as his fifth collaboration with Mark Waters. Kent also wrote the music for the Waters-directed films “Just Like Heaven,” “Mean Girls,” “Freaky Friday” and “The House of Yes.” In addition, Kent has repeatedly worked with director Richard Shepard, scoring the films “The Hunting Party,” “The Matador,” “Mexico City” and “Oxygen.” Kent’s film composing credits also include Burr Steers’ “17 Again”; Neil Burger’s indie drama “The Lucky Ones”; Mike Binder’s “Reign Over Me”; the satire “Thank You for Smoking,” directed by Jason Reitman; David Dobkin’s comedy hit “Wedding Crashers”; “Legally Blonde” and its sequel, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde”; Neil LaBute’s “Nurse Betty”; and Paul Greengrass’s “The Theory of Flight.” In 2007, Kent received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for the Showtime series “Dexter.” Born in England, Kent began his musical career creating compositions for Peter Morgan’s stage musical “Gross” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a springboard for authors, composers and performers.